2015 Hour of Code Week in Review

December 7th through the 11th was the third annual Hour of Code at Burlington High School. Last year and in 2013, BHS students (Help Desk students in particular) were exposed to computer science through exploring the Hour of Code tutorials. This year the Hour of Code continues to expand at BHS. We had approximately 475 students school…

Day 1-Hour of Code at BHS

On Monday, December 7th the Hour of Code was in full force at Burlington High School. The day began first period when 20 of Mr. Zeigler’s Geometry students came to the Help Desk to embark on their first Hour of Code experience. A few hours later, the Hour of Code continued when math teachers Ms.…

The Power of an Hour (of Code)

“I might cry.” Those were words spoken by an Instructional Assistant at Pine Glen Elementary school during last week’s Hour of Code. The third grade student she works with is typically highly dependent. The student needs frequent breaks, constant help, prompting to focus in order to complete work, and continuous approval. However, during Hour of…

I am NOT a Barbie Girl!

The following post originally appeared on the blog of BHS Help Desk senior Kristin Johnson I AM NOT A BARBIE GIRL Almost every little girl growing up was given a Barbie doll, whether it was a princess, an everyday, or a career doll,  society has influenced girls to strive to fit the model of a Barbie Doll.…

The Hour of Code at Burlington Public Schools

Burlington Public Schools is excited for next week’s Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a global event designed to inspire students of all ages to learn the basics of computer science through engaging and interactive coding tutorials. The BPS Edtech team is encouraging teachers and students throughout the entire district to complete at…

The Hour of Code: A BHS Help Desk Update

Over the course of this week, BHS Help Desk students have been busy completing various Hour of Code tutorials. Each student has had the opportunity to select a tutorial of his or her choice, the only stipulation was the tutorial be challenging. Several Help Desk students have previous coding experience, so it was important to…